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of $5,000. >> the senate approved a $60 billion relief package to victims of hurricane sandy. chuck schumer talks about what this means to residents of these dates -- states who are impacted. this is about 15 minutes. >> thank you for coming. the senators are elated with the open discussion and allowing of amendments. most importantly the strong bipartisan support for a bill that would give much needed relief from a storm sandy. we are urging the house to put this bill on the floor quickly and allow a vote. we're asking speaker gaynor to do just that. just as it would be unconscionable for the house to leave without voting on it this booklet if -- on this fiscal cliff, it would be unconscionable to be without voting on sandy. we got 12 votes from the republican. it are three democrats that were here that were not here we would have 64 votes. that shows how important this bill was. it gives an impetus to the bill in says this bill has bipartisan support not only in the senate but in the house. do not ignore the needs of new yorkers and others. we have a desperate situation. we have b
. this time, over the hurricane sandy aid bill. lawmakers from new york and new jersey call the lack of progress, failing to get t a vote, a disaster. shannon bream sorts it all out. >> the most disgraceful action i have seen since i have been here. >> disaster on top of a disaster. >> house republicans who oppose quick package of the sandy aid bill are blasted from both sides of the aisle. pew lawmakers like california isssa say they would never vote for a bill with pet projects that having no to do with those devastated by the storm. >> the senate didn't do their job. they sent us pork and they left town. that was wrong. >> critics of the senate bill that was going to be broke on the separate house votes, $27 billion primary bill and $30 billion amendment says it was loaded with pork. they point to $600 million for the epa to is up profit climb change issues. 348 million for the national park service. $188 million for amtrak. among other things. >> i doubt that issa would say when california god forbid has an earthquake, or a fire, that relief to them is pork. he has not. i'm infur
after a storm as devastating as hurricane sandy. and it's important to understand -- i think that many things have whopped the ability of the states and local communities to deal with some of the effects of this. that is why the sandy emergency supplemental is before us attached to h.r. 1 and why we will be voting on that, i assume, tomorrow. there are two versions before us. one is the senate democrats emergency supplemental proposal. that totals $60.4 billion. it includes nearly $13 billion in mitigation funding. now, that goes for the next storm, not this storm. $3.46 billion for army corps of engineers, $500 million of which are projects from previous disasters, $3 billion to rare or replace federal assets that do not fall in the category of emergency need, $56 million for tsunami cleanup on the west coast, which, of course, does not relate to sandy, and a lot of new authorizing language for reform of disaster relief programs which i would support through the regular process. but without having gone through the authorizing committee, i don't think that's a good idea. our proposed a
an update on the hurricane sandy relief bill making its way through congress. "washington journal" is next. >> nobody will get 100% of what they want. let's make sure middle-class families and the american economy and the world economy are not adversely impacted because people cannot do their jobs. host: the headline in this morning's "washington post" -- president obama and senate leaders were on the verge of an agreement that would let taxes rise on the wealthiest households while protecting the vast majority of americans from tax hikes set to hit in january. welcome to the saturday edition of "and the washington journal." for the first 45 minutes of the program we are going to be talking about senate negotiating a fiscal clifts deal, what has been going on on that half of the capital. see what they are talking about and how things are going. we want to get your input and your part of the conversation. you can reach out to us on twitter. facebook, facebook.com/cspan. and you can send us an e-mail. this is more from the article, the lead story in "the washington post." they ride, the deve
. i am sure will see more as a result of the devastation of hurricane sandy. last we forget before tomorrow that we need to respond to that storm, as all this responded to the other cascatastrophes over the past 15 years. we should not have exceptions, particularly for the states that are donor states. if you want to get into nickels and dimes, let's get into nickels and dimes. we want everybody to step up to the plate. we have been able to help families in need by extending the earned income-tax credit to 500,000 new jersey taxpayers earning an -- who will earn an average of $2,000 more because of the program. we have also held 460,000 new jersey families take advantage of the child tax credit. many of you, regardless of which they you come from, your constituents have taken advantage of that great program. almost 400,000 have been able to use the education tax credits. lest we forget we have done all -- on the alternative minimum tax. the chairman will tell you how many times the alternative minimum tax comes up, and yet we did nothing year-to-year. in just one county in my distr
. >> that was sandy levin the top democrat there on the house ways and means committee make the point after dave camp the chairman of the house ways and means committee said that they wanted to have a balanced approach. something the president mentioned the other day at a news conference as you look at charlie rangel rangel taking hn on the house floor. to hear sandy levin, congressman levin, ed, talk about this s not the end of potential revenue essentially saying this isn't the end of tax increases and the effort to go after high income earners for more taxes was something that the president seemed to be signaling the other day that campaign style event at the eisenhower executive office building. >> you're right, bret. the president said it at that event here at the white house basically said more taxes will be going up in the days ahead in order to pay down the debt. and let's not forget there are other taxes going up today january 1 even as we talk about the bush tax cuts that are being extended permanently. number one in order to pay for healthcare reform some people are seeing their dividends
. the students of sandy hook elementary head back to the classroom this week, with much being done to ease the transition. >>> hannah is healing. returning to the air after being badly burned. what it took to get her ready for the rose parade. >>> and no excuses. if you're headed to the gym this morning, keep an eye out for gertrude, still power walking and pedaling after 101 years. >>> good morning. i'm john muller, in for rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. it turns out the congress had a bungee cord when they took the country over the cliff. >> the house has ended a bitter deal over a tax deal. bringing the country back from the brink. >> tahman bradley joining us with the new developments from washington this morning. hi, tahman. >> reporter: all, paula and john. the country did technically go over the fiscal cliff. but congress has fixed the mess. what they passed is retroactive. so, 99% of americans will not see a change in their tax rate. they finally got it done. congress ended the long drama over the fiscal cliff with house republicans reluctantly passing the senate's bill. >> i w
a controversial decision by house leaders to not take a vote on hurricane sandy relief. some members of congress on both sides of the aisle are speaking out. first the big story on capitol hill and for the country this morning, a bill to avert the fiscal cliff awaits president obama's john hancock. around 11:00 p.m. eastern last night, the republican-led house gave final approval to a deal that will raise taxes on the wealthiest americans, and postponing the automatic spending cuts for two months. the package, which would be signed by the president as early as today preserves the bush era tax cuts for individuals who earn less than $400,000 a year and households earning less than $450,000. it extends unemployment benefits for a year and does not do a bunch of other stuff. it passed by a comfortable margin but only because a majority of yes votes came from democrats. 172 democrats voted in favor. 16 opposed. 151 republicans voted against the bill. only 85 voted in favor. in recent years, republican speakers of the house refused to bring bills to the floor unless they got a majority support from r
this week. sandy hook elementary students will use a vacant school building in the nearby town of monroe. classes begin on thursday. sandy hook elementary school became a crime scene back on december 14 is when adam lanza killed 26 people and then himself. a connecticut attorney has withdrawn a $100 million lawsuit for a surviving student at sandy hook. the attorney wanted to sue the state for palg to prevent emotional trauma during the massacre. >>> the crash site where a prince william county police officer died is now a memorial to his life. officer chris yung was killed yesterday in the crash while responding to a call. news4's david culver is live in bristow with more on tributes pouring in from around the country. david? >> reporter: here at the crash site a growing roadside memorial. you can seeehind me there were some flowers, candles, some cards. all sitting underneath a cross. all day today family, friends, even strangers have stopped by just to honor officer yung's sacrifice. >> we all need to pull together. you know. i mean, if it was just one of my family members, i'm sure p
without holding a vote on super storm sandy. congress, i will sign a law tonight's house vote came new york area-lawmakers in both parties are angry after house members adjourned without holding a vote on aid for victims of super-storm sandy. the senate approved a 60- point-four billion dollar measure friday to help with the recovery process. republican leaders say the deal on the fiscal cliff took so much time, they >> ofour other big story tonight. a police chase ends in a deadly crash. shows what happened seconds after the crash. two people were killed this morning after a driver crashed into a liquor store in san francisco. all the victims are in their 20's. police say it all started when shots were fired at a nearby housing project kron 4's alecia reid has more on the investigation. >> reporter: while the remains of this car is being pulled away from the sidewalk, the damage done is horrific. >> the vehicle was thrown against the store and there was also in a pedestrian that was pronounced dead. >> the vehicle was thrown against the store. there was also a mid twenty year old pede
of government. that's what the real contest was about. and sandy, the hurricane, put that back on the table in a big way. do we need more or less and at moments like that, we need it. and that happened five days before the thing closed. and you could see obama's nine or 10 states, his numbers raised about a point and a half in his last five days. and i think that storm helped him a big deal. >> sandy is salls very, very important. -- is always very, very important. chris: better to be about fema than the i.r.s. if you're a democrat. who had the best year in 2012? chris: welcome back. our final awards category for the show, who besides the obamas obviously had the best year? our four choices. the brits. the queen celebrated 60 years on the throne. there's a future queen or king on the way next summer obviously. and the olympics were a smash. or was it the guys like david plouffe and nate silver who nailed this election result from way back? or was it the gay rights movement with four states effectively voting for same sex marriage? and polls showing big increase in public approval. in fact,
returning to normal after last month's tragedy at sandy hook elementary. and the state of pennsylvania is now suing the n.c.a.a. a new club in colorado is allowing members to bring their own marijuana. don't miss the kmart home sale. up to 40% off all bed and bath. this week only. at kmart. students and staff of sandy hook elementary school will return to school thursday this is the first time that everyone will be back together since the shooting rampage that left 20 students and six adults dead instead of going back to sandy hook bay will go 6 mi. away to a building where another building needs to be located. gov tim corbett's cost to discuss the filing of a federal lawsuit that follows former assistant coach sandusky's conviction of sexually abusing boys the n.c.a.a. find the school $60 million, took away winds reduced scholarships and bay and penn state for the post season.and bannedband penn statefor thebanned penn state for the game season. the u.s. postal service is recognizing the 150th anniversary with a commemorative stamp it features some famous words and the new stamp is b
in anger when the hurricane sandy relief bill didn't get acted on. >> absolutely indefensible. we have a moral obligation to hold this vote. >> this is an absolute disgrace. and the speaker should hang his head in shame. >>steve: that was a republican and a democrat. what went wrong and how long will the victims of sandy have to wait? even though congress can't agree, our congress is still united on one thing. football. today we're joined by two of our nation's greatest coaches. talk about notre dame facing alabama. "fox and friends" starts now. >>steve: hello there folks interested in the fiscal cliff on this second day. >>brian: why wouldn't they be. when you went to bed, john boehner served up two possibilities. one you could vote on the senate bill which passed overwhelmingly. two, the house might amend the senate bill and add a bunch of spending. he didn't have enough votes for that entree and in the end a whole bunch of republicans voted for the senate bill, although a whole bunch of republicans voted against the senate bill. it has passed. >>juliet: pretty amazing all the drama
of new jersey. i'm sure we'll see more as a result of the devastation of hurricane sandy, least we forget before tomorrow that we need to respond to that storm as all of us responded to the other catastrophes over the past 10 to 15 years. we should not have exceptions. particularly from those states who are donor states. if you want to get into nichols and dimes -- ni -- nichols and dimes, then let's get into. it we want everybody to step up to the plate. we've been able to help families in need by extending the earned income tax credit to $563 -- 563,000 new jersey taxpayers who earn an average of -- will earn an average of $2,169 more because of the program. we have also helped 460,000 new jersey families take advantage of the child tax credit, many of you, rarledfuls which state you come from -- regardless of which state you come exr, -- from, your constituents have taken advantage of that program. and almost 400,000 have been able to use the education tax credits. least we forget what we've done on the alternative minimum tax. the chairman will tell you, of the ways and means committe
for students and teachers of sandy hook elementary who survived last month's tragic shooting. classes will be held in another building near the school in newtown, connecticut. experts say it is important for children to get back into a routine and for teachers and parents to offer reassurance. 20 children and six adults were killed at the school on december 14th. >>> a community gathered to honor fallen prince william county police officer chris young. his motorcycle collided with a minivan on route 28 in brifto while responding to a call on new year's eve. both vehicles caught on fire, as you can see from this photo here. two citizens pulled him from the wreckage, but he died at a local hospital. the two women in the minivan are expected to be okay, and so far no charges have been filed. officer young worked with the department for seven years. he leaves behind a wife and three children. >>> still ahead on fox 5 morning news, you know the start of the new year has a lot of people wondering what their future holds. >>> and 2013 has one city reconsidering its ban on fortune tellers.
of aide for victims of hurricane sandy. house gop leaders decided to wait for the new session of congress before taking the vote. new york republican peter king called it absolutely inexcusable. and democrat eliot engle says speaker john boehner should hang his head in shame. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton, entering a fourth day in a new york city hospital where she is being treated for a blood clot. chelsea clinton has been at her mother's bedside. and tweeted, thank you for sending good thoughts to my mom's way. doctors have not given a date when clinton can leave the hospital or how soon she'll be able to resume her usual, hectic pace. >>> and students from sandy hook elementary get ready to head back to class tomorrow for the first time since the shooting nearly three weeks ago. an open house scheduled today and therapy dogs are on their way from chicago to help ease the transition. we'll be live in newtown, coming up on "good morning america." >>> in the week of the newtown tragedy, one new jersey school district will have an armed police officer at every school beginning tod
that survived at sandy hook elementary school. three weeks after the nightmare, the kids will file into the new school in the neighboring town of monroe. >>> and chicago has already reported their first homicide and ten other shootings since the clock struck midnight. a 20-year-old man died after being shot in the throat on the city's west side. so far no one has been in custody. the windy city has 532 murders in 2012. >>> six workers fired for not getting flu shots. coming up on 9 news at 7:00, we'll hear from both sides of the issue, plus five things that will be more pricier in 2013. >>> still to come in this half hour, the tale of two cities as the redskins prepare to take on the seahawks in the first round of the playoffs. >>> but first the lights go out inside a local church. why it may have been a life- saving omen coming up. >>> and they are starting to put their pick up plans in effect already. in the district, they will put their discarded christmas tree on the curb where you would normally put on the track. and it will be picked up through the end of arlington county and they offer t
to be terrific. hurricane sandy wrecked hundreds of thousands of cars that need to be replaced. bloomberg surveyed a bunch of analysts and they're predicting a 9.8 increase for december. put it together and the domestic auto market is clearly on fire. in fact, it's giving rise to maybe just maybe one of my best ideas for 2013. we still got a tremendous amount of pent-up demand in the country. the average car on the road is ancient, 11 years old. it's now easy to get a loan for a new car at a super low interest rate this is a story where the easy answer is the best answer. don't try to outsmart yourself. continual theme for 2013. we're on track to sell a huge number of cars in the country, buy ford. why ford? first of all, it's the best auto company in america it likely sold 2.2 million cars in the u.s. last year. it is the first auto company to get back to the prerecession levels. the ford focus was the best-selling car on earth last year when you include the fiesta and the f-series pickup. ford makes three of the top ten best-selling cars worldwide. nobody else has that many. ford's u.s.
sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, and began firing. when it was over, six adults and 20 first graders were dead. >> they just babies. they shouldn't be taken away from their mother and father. >> reporter: the shooter, 20- year-old adam lanza, killed himself. it was the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history. in july, a man opened fire during the mid-night premier of the new bat man movie in colorado. >> straight from the ceiling and took a gun and pointed it straight to my face. >> reporter: prosecutors say james holmes killed 12 people wounding 58 others. the shooting death of an unarmed florida teenager sparked protest around the country. >> no justice. >> reporter: neighborhood watchman george zimmerman argued he shot 17-year-old troy a von martin in self-defense but prosecutors eventually charged him with murder. a judge sentenced jared loughner to seven terms of life and he plead guilty to attempted murder. superstorm sandy slammed into the new york city area and left thousands homeless long the east coast. >> those are our homes. we lost everythin
the congress without voting on the hurricane sandy relief package. the 112 congress ends thursday at noon. >> on this vote the boats are 257. the motion is [video clip] >> the motion is therefore on the table. host: last night the u.s. house passed a deal to avert the so called "fiscal cliff". good morning and welcome to "washington journal" this wednesday, january 2, 2013. we would like to hear your thoughts on a bill that passed both houses of congress. here are the numbers to call -- you can also find us online. send us a tweet. or join the conversation on facebook. you can also e-mail us. the "washington times has this headline -- and in the washington post -- we would like to hear what you think about this bill. we will be digging into it more, going over some of the details. if to give us some perspective is pete, a staff writer with the the hill newspaper. thanks for being with us. guest: hi. host: they talk about the house republicans balked at first. what was the sticking point? guest: you used to just have to keep taxes low. but with the debt creeping up more and more, it is inc
action. will have to go through the rules committee on the sandy spending bill and on the fiscal cliff deal. there is a lot of procedural stuff that has to happen, even before we get to the floor. >> stephen dinan, when did you come into work? have you been there all night? >> i got home for about six hours. it has been a lot of long days. last year, i spent years in a hotel -- new years in a hotel. this year i spent it with my reporter friends. not where i anticipated being. >> politics editor for the washington times. i hope we can check in with you later this evening if we need to. >> anytime. host: we conducted that interview a few hours ago. back to our live coverage, a live shot of the u.s. capitol. you can see the light, and that means that the house is still in session and they are in recess of the to the call of the chair. the senate has gone out of session. lisa tweets, she is a reporter -- hope tomorrow will go well. so the senate is active session. they are not going to be around if the house has to do anything. they will not be in session. they will be back tomorrow, their
are dead. >> all the effects of hurricane sandy. >> said he has carved a path of destruction along the eastern seaboard. we cannot fully secure the rain until the wind dies down. >> gang and-ham style. >> the space shuttle endeavor rolling down the streets of l.a.. >> the fighting in syria has on on. >> c and in projects that barack obamas will be reelected president of the nine stakes-- cnn. >> terror at an elementary school in connecticut. 20 children dead six adult are also dead. >> our hearts are broken today. >> for the parents and grandparents sisters, and brothers of these little children. may god bless the memory of the victims'. and in the words of spritzer . hill broken hearted and bind up their wounds. >>--heal the broken heart and mind of their loans. >> ♪ >> when you put those stores to get what it incredible fascinating year. so much happened. we are following many other stories we will be right back on the kron 4 morning news. we are a few hours away from the so- called fiscal cliff. lawmakers will meet in about three hours to try and meet the midnight deadline. we
doing something finally on the cliff, we hope. we have sandy. we're waiting on that. and we have a series of economic -- executive nominations we need to clear today. i'm told h.r. 459 is at the desk and due for second reading. the presiding officer: the clerk will read the title of the bill for the second time. the clerk: h.r. 459, an act to require a full audit of the board of governors of the federal reserve system and so forth and for other purposes. mr. reid: madam president, i would object to any further proceedings at this time. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the bill will be placed on the calendar. mr. reid: madam president, what is the business of the day? the presiding officer: under the previous order, the leadership time is reserved is reserved. under the previous order, the senate will proceed to a period of morning business until 3:30 for debate only with senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each. mr. reid: i note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: mr. durbin: madam pre
the state over the sandy hook elementary school shooting. the shooting left 26 people dead - including 20 children. attorney,irving pinsky accused the state of failing to provide a safe setting. he wanted 100-million dollars in damages on behalf of a six-year-old girl who survived. the lawsuit claimed the child suffered emotional trauma. it's not clear why pinsky pulled his request. but he says he's reserving the right to bring it up again. >> starting tomorrow, armed police officers will be stationed at all schools in the marlboro township, new jersey district. the township's high school already has a uniformed officer stationed there during the day. another officer visits the middle and elementary schools. but as of tomorrow - there will be officers at every school. the added police presence will stay in place until there's an upgraded security plan for the district. the idea is similar to one proposed by the n-r-a after the new-town shooting. but the local mayor says he came up with the idea even before the n-r-a suggestion. >> jacqueline: a very cold night. temperatures already freezi
sandy which massively damaged what you were doing. how does it feel when you are obviously facing a circumstance like homelessness and the ways in which it impacts the lgbt youth, and then suddenly, have a problem of a hurricane to show up to make things harder? >> it was unbelievably challenging time for us. our drop-in center that was destroyed by sandy was half a block from the hudson river, and the kid s ths that we serve thee the kids who don't have anywhere to stay. we have a number of housing sites, but in new york city, there are only 250 youth shelter beds provided for 3shgs 800 homeless kids. so these are kids who are in such desperate situations already sleeping on the trains, sleeping in abandoned buildings, and to have their kind of lifeline destroyed was really challenging. i was in a panic. a total panic and i did not know how we would take care of the kids. i didn't know how we would get to the next space. we had actually already obtained a new space, but we were months of being able to move into there, but the miracle to me of this whole thing was that within four
sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >> mostly cloudy to start out the new year. we're up near 40 degrees. mostly cloudy skies. a >>> and that's a look at your local forecast. now let's go back to matt. >>> lawmakers worry about getting their financial house in order, most americans are hoping the recession is in the rear view mirror and better times aawait. jim cramer is host of "mad money." good morning. >> good morning to you, matt. >> when you look at trends in the economy, numbers you're seeing, which ones jump out and tell you that things might be getting better or not? >> housing shortage. we're not building enough homes. homes are going up in value. that will be a crucial story for 2013. all year, what we're going to see, matt, is that those who buy homes now will be better than people buying them next year at this t
after superstar sandy that they need to be on their toes. liz: thank you anna and peter. good reporting out there. amazon topping the list of most satisfying websites to shop on. with us, shibani joshi. she has the details. shibani: amazon has been the best for a number of years. [talking over each other] shibani: not all online shopping sites are the same. thankfully, we experience this directly. we are also getting this data. online research company releasing their annual results. for the eighth year in a row, amazon is the number one online retailing sites. also, other names, you may or may not be familiar with, qvc, estÉe lauder, etc. amazon has such a wide range of goods. it is certainly an easy to use site. the losers this year, some of these i have not even heard of. nutrisystem, that is a weight loss system. you have those flash websites. they are coming in at the bottom of the list. 24,000 people responded. liz: who had the biggest drop? shibani: not surprising, jcpenney. the confusion of what is happening in the stores. also, apple. that was a big one. it saw a drop because i
of the year is new york and new jersey and conduct during hurricane sandy. half of them without power, subways, no gas, scenes looked like out of the dresden fire bombing. civilization didn't fall away. there was no crime or violence and things will be look better not morning. it's a testament to resilience and grace under pressure. >> paul: my piss mis go to john roberts for his ruling that the affordable care act is constitutional. he agreed with the four conservatives that the law violated the commerce clause of the constitution which was the
york and new jersey with hurricane sandy. half of them without power. subways, no gas, scenes looks like it's out of the dresden fire bombing but civilization did not fall away. there was no crime or violence. people did the best they could and things will look better in the morning. it's a testament to resilience and grace under pressure. >> paul: my miss goes to chief justice john roberts for his ruling that the affordable care act is constitutional. he agreed that it violated the commerce
he's received new evidence on security at sandy hook elementary school. he claims his client suffered traumaózo=l and injury during tt shooting rampage that killed 20 children and six adults. he initially claimed officials nailed to prevent his client, the young man invfled from for seeable harm. state attorney general says is there no basis to support such a lawsuit. classes resumed for the first time on thursday, in a school building in a neighboring town. >> colorado's law legalizing recreational use of marijuana is in effect prohibiting public consumption of pot so a new type of business opened at midnight, they're smoke clubs like this one. it's just an indoor place for people to light up when away from home. a representative says it's legal under the law. >> it says you can consume marijuana but not in public this, is private. >> they should regulate like alcohol. this is where you can come, hang ut and smoke instead of drink. >> police say they're waiting for guidance and say the pot club is in violation of law autos same-sex marriage is now the law in another state in the cou
not vote on was aid for super storm sandy recovery. leaving law makers from both parties angered. approved $60 billion in aid. a house committee designed a $27 billion measure and expected to vote on it before congress's term ended. no word on if the house will vote on it by then. >> and days after dealing with the fiscal cliff negotiations, president obama heads back to hawaii to finish his vacation. left andrew's air force base last night. >> the president was forced to return to the white house last week for fiscal cliff talks. the obama family returns to the white house this weekend. >> as you head back to work after a long holiday, it will cost you more to take the dulles toll road. a rate hike kicked in yesterday. the toll is now $1.75. using the on and off ramps will cost you $1. revenue will be used to pay for the dulles metro project. >> first priority for the dc council swearing in newest member. the council's new session begins today and members will be joined by david grosso. education and ethics reform will be his top priorities. will also be sworn in today. >>> more same sex
don't fault mitch mcconnell -- >> nobody got to hurricane sandy relief. >> dealing with a democratic senate. >> he could have full builibust the whole thing. >> and tax rates would have gone up on everybody. >> mitch mcconnell chose to be a quiet statesman. you didn't see him on camera. quietly, mitch mcconnell is the reason we have this agreement. he's a great strategy. i'd like to know his view of entitlement reform. maybe he's got some idea about how this gives them more leverage in the next round. >> come on, be positive. it's a new year. >> i don't expect much from republican senators. i love them. i love them. i don't expect them to be fiscal hawks. >> he's so difficult usually so there must have been a deal cut. he's so difficult. he's impossible. >> he gto get something through democratic senate, that is far more difficult than john boehner and paul ryan, do the right thing in the republican house which they couldn't do last night. >> let me just say that mcconnell believes, as do others, that they will be in a much stronger position to deal with the debate over structural re
. -- sandy. one of the country's worst storms in history to have damaged the northeast so badly. i'm hopeful we will be able to move on both of these issues and we will have members on both sides who will perhaps not agree, but hopefully we will have members on both sides who will agree and we can act as the american people expect us to do so. >> mr. van hollen and the incoming vice chair. >> i will be brief. the difference between a divided government than dysfunctional government is the willingness to compromise. we saw that in the senate as leader pelosi and whip hoyer have said, it means looking at an agreement and balance, whether it helps move the country forward. we are hopeful that republicans in the house will do what republicans and democrats did in the senate and weigh all of the equity here and decide at the end of the day that not everyone gets 100% of what they want. democracy means a willingness to come together for the good of the country. that is what a compromise is about, especially in the era of divided government. our members are taking a look at the bill. we would just
year in so many ways from sandy hook on down. at least we can all agree that a fiery consumption of the planet didn't happen. >> boehner for him it was his plan c. >> bret: myans didn't get that right. >> bret: bad year for boehner all around. >> bret: fiscal cliff you would say that's a low light? >>. no it's a wakeup call that we have got to get something done. and i think it's t. just accentuates and will make the debate more intense. it's a debate we have to have. >> bret: panel, as always, thank you very much. happy new year. >> happy new year. >> bret: that's it for the panel. student for a 2012 flashback. every year we pick a new city to explore. but thanks to hotwire, this year we got to take an extra trip. because they get us ridiculously low prices on really nice hotels and car rentals. so we hit boston in the spring-- even caught a game. and with the money we saved, we took a trip to san francisco. you see, hotwire checks the competitions' rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices. so, where to next? how about there? ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e... ♪ hotwire.com i
, we're going to vote on $60 billion for new york and area relief for hurricane sandy. that will consume a full year's worth of this tax increase that's proposed. >> let me just go back. it's so important, because we've had two years now of debates about all of this. each time we've only done spending cuts that hit middle class families and senior citizens the most. we are at a point where we're saying, no more. when congressman issa says everybody ought to be in and treated the same, that's fine. in the last decade we've seen wall street bailed out. we've seen more tax cuts for the wealthy while we have gone two wars and gone into debt. we have to right-size the ship. i support common sense spending cuts and voted for them. it's time for everybody to be all in. >> the debt is $16 trillion. >> there's no question about it. we've seen business people come together across the country saying they're willing to give a little more. the ceo of fedex said it's a washington myth that somehow ail loug the taxes to go back up to the clinton era time will impede growth. i mean, t
survivors of sandy hook elementary. classes begin there on thursday. >>> police in los angeles are investigating the death of a celebrity photographer who was hit by a car tuesday while trying to take pictures of a white ferarri owned by pop star justin bieber. bieber was not in the car. the driver who struck the photographer has been released. >>> an investigation is under way into tuesday's deadly crowd stampede after new year's celebration in ivory coast. at least 61 people were crushed to death while leaving a fireworks show at a stadium. >>> the taliban released a statement today that ridicules the planned withdrawal of u.s. forces from afghanistan next year calling it a, quote, declared victory and comparing it to the u.s. withdrawal from vietnam. >>> cnbc's courtney reagan is at the new york stock exchange with a look at wall street. good morning. >> good morning, willie. happy new year. u.s. stocks are poised to kick off the new year on a high note. investors reacting to the house vote last night on the bill to avoid the fiscal cliff. stocks and commodities are expe exp
on a new jersey community still recovering from superstorm sandy. take a look at this. massive street flooding in the town of sea bright yesterday after a river overflowed and combined with the ocean's high tide. homeowners say they were not prepared to handle this again. >> you say to yourself, not again, not again. >> pretty scary. we went through the previous storm and it was bad. and didn't expect another one that quickly. >> it was a little bit more intense than we anticipated. winds were very strong last night. plus we're more vulnerable now because we don't have any sand on the beach. >> it is heartwrenching it really is. but we'll get through it. sea bright is a great town. patti ann: the community is even more vulnerable now because there is so little sand left on the beach after superstorm sandy. gregg: we're getting new videotape of that heavy snow out of canada. take a look at the streets covered knee deep, driving almost impossible. several accidents reported. folks are trying to shovel the snow out of the way. there is no end in sight. >> i can not finish. then i have to
superstorm sandy swept across the east coast. 24 u.s. states were in some way affected by sandy. the storm killed at least 131 people in eight states. hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. the unprecedented disaster caused billions of dollars in loss and economic disruption. just two weeks after hurricane katrina hit the gulf coast, this congress approved more than $62 billion in federal aid to help the devastated area get back on its feet. after hurricanes ike and gustav hit in 2008, a supplemental proacheses bill passed this congress overwhelmingly. all of these aid packages were approved by strong bipartisan majorities in both chambers. the results were obvious and the speed imperative. we need to pass it. nothing has changed. that is what we did for others. that's what we need to do to help this devastated area. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from ohio rise? ms. kaptur: to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. kaptur: t
could not do it without [inaudible] sandy atoms of florida, still young enough to continue her fight for nasa. -- sandy adams of florida, still young enough to continue her fight for nasa. he made the mistake of opening up questions, and the way the russians ask questions, they make a 50 minute speech, but after the speech this said, if you love us so much, why do you still have all those guns pointed towards us. dan and i were way back away from them. there was a real between us. they cannot hear what i said to him. i said, tell the s.o.b. i don't trust him. he said they would run both of us out there. his son is a very fine young man, did a wonderful job as vice chairman of this committee. we will miss the young man. how do you lose a guy like jeff cravaack? very knowledgeable, fought for everything that was right. he served with me on -- i believe we served together on the transportation committee. is lynn here yet? she is not here. brad miller of north carolina. i have learned something from him, several things. he goes back to one of the better law practices in north carolina. a
, at sandy hook elementary school before committing suicide. >> before the massacre, he killed his mother ever home nearby. police have not give a motive for the shooting. >> will be back with kron 4 morning news coming up. >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. a car over the railway on the san paublod dam road. >> the driver was not injured. george has more on the crash. >> that is right mark. the accident occurring just west of bear creek road on san paolo gamba roaddam road. when d as a condition of this is usually one of the first here is to report. the woman was able to get out of the vehicle and walked out to the roadway and was waiting there when an emergency vehicle arrived on scene. while an ambulance was sent to the location as a precaution it does not appear that there were any serious injuries. there is no traffic jam in the area because traffic is light in fact that maybe one of the problems because there is no congestion to slow things down. people are perhaps traveling a bit too fast. that is so far the only report of icy conditions we have this morning. it is possibl
shooting at sandy hook elementary school not from a victim's family. a survivor actually but could also be called a victim here. they claimed the state is at fault for failing to provide a safe setting. was it foreseeable? do they have a case? our legal panel debates it fair and balanced next hour. >> the white house is prepared to step in today if congress can't get something together to deal with the fiscal cliff deadline just 14 hours away from now. an update from 1600 pennsylvania avenue moments away. >> well, it will be somewhere between 8,000 to $12,000. so i'm not looking forward to that. >> is that more than you expected to go up january 1st. >> even a dollar's more than i can afford, yes. so not good news heather: thousands of first-responders are joining friends and family paying tribute to a hero firefighter gunned down in the line of duty. you're looking live at the scene. this is in webster, new york, where the funeral of getting underway. the 19-year-old volunteer was one of two firefighters shot and killed on christmas eve while responding to a fire set by gunman, william
for sandy on the east pork inhere's a lot of that. call your delegates. my question to you, in regard to what i've heard on president obama in regard to social security is trying to incorporate changes cpi -- chained cpi. a person would pay $1,200 more in one year and over. 30 years, $28,000. could you go in depth on that for me? guest: there are different ways of computing the consumer price index. one of those is to change how much we saved for food and shelter and so forth for the proportions of the previous year as opposed to a base year. that gives you a somewhat lower rate of inflation. economists would argue that is more realistic and a fairer way to index and the government benefits. i have a problem with that. as an economist, i'm interested in perfection of measurement. as a guide u.s. to operate in washington, i am also concerned with equity. older folks really have a different basket of goods than and people. when was the last time grandma and grandpa went out and bought a suite of bedroom furniture. young folks do that. where is older folks spend much more in health care.
weeks as you know today since a gunman broke into sandy hook elementary school, killed 26 teachers and students. an ongoing debate on how to prevents another tragedy from happening, including a suggestion to arm school teachers. take a look what happened yesterday in west valley, utah, west valley city in utah. a six-hour seminar, teachers taught, among other things, how to properly handle a gun. and we have the chair of the utah shooting sports council and casey hansen, a special education teach they're trained to use a gun at clark's class. thank you, both. clark, have you been teaching these courses for a long time. i guess after newtown, you want to kick it up. free instruction to public service workers, teachers, other people other than teachers what do you intend to do? what has the response been? >> well, we're teaching -- pore the past 12 years, we have taught school employees free of charge. a fantastic turnout yesterday. we are not arming teachers. far be it. it's up to them whether they want to obtain the permit and want to get a firearm. it's still up to them if they ca
is a relief package for areas affected by hurricane sandy. a vote is plan for 5:30 eastern on at least one of those measures. the agenda depends on the status of the fiscal cliff talks. live coverage of the house here on c-span and the senate on c- span2. >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a bully pulpit and you ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity in this country is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> i think i've just had little antennas that point up and told me when somebody had their own agenda. >> so much influence in that office. it would be just a shame to waste it. >> i think they serve as a window on the past to what was going on with american women. >> she becomes the chief confidante. she is really in a way the only one in the world he can trust. >> many of the women who were first ladies, they were writers. a lot of them were writers, journalists. they wrote books. >> they are in many cases quite frankly more interesting as human beings than their husbands
superstorm sandy here. a lot of people lost power. this is a way to bring light into your life when there is no electricity. >> it's called luminaid. charge it in the sun for five hours. >> pouch that folds flat like this. >> waterproof. you blow it up and it looks like this. then basically to turn on the light it has two settings with this little power button. it will be hard to see maybe in the studio. you can see lights being generated from that. >> you store half a dozen of those and you blow them up at a time when you need them, you've got light in an entire room. >> you do. they're waterproof, puncture proof. two women, one from dartmouth, the other from columbia university came up with this idea of luminaid. disaster tech is the trend for 2013. >> a plus on this one. power when there is no electricity. a lot of people frustrated, they lost their batteries in their cell phone. this table is very cool. >> this table is. power mat technology is embedded in the table. you can see these little mats here. as i place phones down that have their casing, they will begin to charge. thi
in this -- we had a debate about putting those emergency provisions into the emergency bill for hurricane sandy, and i heard the republican leader of the budget committee stand up and say don't worry, farmers and ranchers of america, because we're going to get those provisions passed in the farm bill. but from what i'm hearing now that promise is being broken tonight by the republican leader. ms. stabenow: if i might respond, yes, that is exactly what's happening. without consultation with me or with the chairman in the house, we now have a partial extension of the farm bill. these are complex issues that involve a lot of pieces when you try to extend all 12 titles of the farm bill. and they do not -- they not only do not extend all the titles, but they do not include critical disaster assistance, which, as you know, our farmers and ranchers have been waiting for across america. mr. merkley: if i can try to translate this for the farmers and ranchers in my state of oregon and the orchardists and ranchers in your state, this chamber committed itself to restoring the emergency disaster programs e
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